Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Hatched in Afghanistan, the 9/11 attack was carried out by al Qaeda’s Hamburg Cell, code-named Axis. CIA’s Hamburg station officers got wind of it and were almost able to foil it. Almost - but not quite. This short story, fictionalized for security and readability, relates the events. More

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Words: 6,410
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476137209
About Carlos Luria

He was a spy. Born in Hamburg, educated in Nazi Germany, the UK and USA, he was recruited by CIA right out of college and served in Germany in operations against Soviet Bloc targets. Following retirement, he and his wife lived aboard a 37' sloop for 3 1/2 years, sailing the Caribbean and South Atlantic. Today he lectures on CIA issues and writes.

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Review by: Allison Burg on Oct. 05, 2012 :
Excellent short story that is wonderfully written. It sucks you in within the first sentence and whisks you off on a wonderful adventure of an ex CIA agent going back to Hamburg Germany where the beginning of Al Queda questions crop up. You wont be able to put it down.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

Review by: Carl Schrader on Sep. 24, 2012 :
A very good short story providing insight into how the CIA operates by a guy who knows ----an ex CIA agent.
Carl Schrader
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Emily Dewhirst on Sep. 20, 2012 :
A fascinating bit of historical fiction, timely and tautly written. A peek into CIA's operating techniques that many times fail - but ultimately caught bin Laden. A lesson that failure must be an option, because it makes you try harder
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: Jillian Burg on Sep. 19, 2012 :
Loved this story. It made me laugh out loud and made my heart pound throughout, to a crescendo at the end. It paints big, colorful scenes in just a few words. I definitely recommend if you're looking for a 30-minute type of read you 'can't put down'.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

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